An interview with Jen Saunders of Larry Post – an art supply and stationery retailer near Sydney Australia on a mission to get people sketching and painting outdoors.
Kim interviews Jen Saunders, owner of "Larry Post", both a physical and online retailer specializing in small tools for writing and sketching. Their mission is to encourage and make it easy for people to go outside and draw. Larry Post is located near the picturesque Manly Beach, only a short ferry ride from Sydney, Australia.
One thing that sets Larry Post apart from other art supply stores is their variety of tools. They carry both traditional art supplies and a wide range of fountain pens, since drawing outside opens the door to urban sketching.
Kim and Jen discuss how Jen’s former profession as an optometrist led to Larry Post’s mission, together with different aspects of creativity.
There is also a fun example of a fountain pen helping a high school student with poor handwriting, and his teacher being so impressed by the improvement that she gets several pens to lend other students.
Jen is a really inspiring person and we hope this interview leaves you just as inspired to create as it did us!
Note: Jen's recording mic was a bit too "hot" and distorted a bit, but it's a jam-packed interview of goodness, and worth a listen.
00:31: Episode Intro
02:46: Interview Begin
03:49: Eyesight Development and Being Outdoors
07:24: Unique Product Selection
11:34: Embossing Notebooks And Sketchbooks
13:02: Mixing of Analogue and Digital Tools
17:29: Different Age Groups
20:34: Loaner Pens and Paper Samples
21:34: In-shop Education and Demystifying fountain pens
25:46: Jen’s Favourite Creative Outlets
27:06: How to Start Being Creative
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